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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/30/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 08/30/07 20:30)
Reported: 8/31/2007 6:52:23 AM 06:52
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Seattle (above), WA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 5 seconds
Flash of light over Seattle similar to rocket burn, moves upward quickly

While observing stars on a realatively clear night from an island in the San Juans at about 8:30 PM on August 30, 2007, northwest of Seattle, I noticed several satellites traverse the sky over a 15 minute time period.

After a lull of movement for several minutes a flash of light caught my eye. As I focused on that point in the sky, it continued its sustained illumination (perhaps 2 seconds at the most) and then began moving in a northern (and upward?) direction as it became dimmer and dimmer. Within a few seconds it had vanished.

((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Iridium satellite. PD)